Important Update for both current and prospective applicants (4/15/21): 


We are extremely pleased to announce that we will once again be able to host visiting students for this academic year.  We understand and highly value the impact of away rotations for both us as a residency program and you as an applicant, and we are thrilled that we will be able to offer visiting rotations this year. We sincerely appreciate the strong interest we have seen from those of you who have contacted us!

Thank you for your interest in a clerkship rotation in the Emergency Department at Rush University Medical Center!

As part of the application process, we request that students complete this online application.

Please visit: Visiting Students (Rush) to ensure you meet the requirements for application. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.

For applications received by May 1st we will notify you if you have been accepted by May 15th. You must notify us within 2 weeks of acceptance notification if you would like to accept or decline our offer. Following May 1st, applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis based on availability and accepted in a rolling process.

Applicants who are accepted for a rotation will then be asked to complete the online VSAS application in order to register the course with Rush Medical College. Of note, Do not apply to VSAS unless you have been notified of acceptance for a rotation. Applications submitted to VSAS without having been accepted via the online application will not be considered.

If you are interested in applying for our underrepresented minority in medicine scholarship, please submit an additional secondary application here: URiM Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE: This application applies ONLY for students interested in rotating at Rush University Medical Center. Cook County Hospital (Stroger) accepts applications separately. Please visit: if you are interested in applying for a visiting rotation with Cook County Hospital.

Medical Student Clerkship Application 2021

  • Demographic Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Educational Experience

  • Please list your undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and the medical school in which you are currently enrolled.
    InstitutionCity, StateDegree EarnedDates of Attendance 
  • Please list current completed clerkships and your grades for those clerkships if available
    HospitalCityRotationDatesGrade (if available) 
  • Please briefly state your interest in applying for a clerkship rotation in the Emergency Department at Rush University Medical Center.
  • Rotation Preference

    Please list your preferred rotation dates. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, however we cannot guarantee that all first choices will be honored. You must select at least one preference, please only list second or third preference if these are rotations you are willing to accept. Unfortunately, our dates are firm and you must be able to attend during the specified period of time. We are unable to accommodate off-cycle requests.
  • Please upload the photo which will accompany your VSLO application for security verification.

Thank you for applying for a clinical rotation in the emergency department at Rush University Medical Center. If you have any questions regarding your application please contact our clerkship coordinator, Ms. Karmen Howard.